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CSPAN
Nov 16, 2013 10:00pm EST
outline. just a thought. >> okay. >> okay. who else? yes? don? >> going back to the battle, couple days after the battle, lincoln is talking at the white house about 87 years ago and this isn't the right time for my speech but we need to have a time for a speech. >> the july -- >> on july 7th. >> the july 7th speech. >> and then later in the summer, governor curtain comes to washington a couple of times. it is not until november 2nd that the formal invitation comes. what's the likelihood that lincoln was really was, you know, setting up the invitation so he'd have the appropriate time to be able to make those remarks and that he was thinking through all those months from july until november about what he'd say? >> very good. i'm with you all the way. i try to make the case in my book "lincoln's sword" that we have a good evidence once we look at the right places that lincoln was a very deliberate creator of his own speeches. he didn't say stuff off the top. and herndon describes how he wrote the house divided speech. he says he kept writing little notes to himself and little -- tea
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2013 4:00pm EST
western theater, he had two commanders. a man named hallick and don carlos buel. and he was trying to get these two generals in the fall of 1961 to push into kentucky and later into tennessee, but he can't get them to act. he complains about, my generals won't do anything. this is lincoln saying the same thing about mcclellan and other generals as well. and lincoln has also by this time got his own ideas about the war. he wants to push the south at a whole bunch of different points and he's writing about doing this, but again, this is very much similar to what mcclellan is saying. the problem is, the generals have a plan but they won't act. well, finally, in february of 1862, some of the union generals decide they should do something. and ulysses s. grant and flag officer foote in the army take donaldson on the tennessee and cumberland rivers. this is very critical here, because this breaks apart the confederate cordon defense, their defensive system in the west. it completely comes apart. here's where braxton bragg enters the picture. what follows in the course of this between the fa
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2013 5:49pm EST
it's almost like an abstract outline. just a thought. >> okay. >> okay. who else? yes? don? >> going back to the battle, couple days after the battle, lincoln is talking at the white house about 87 years ago and this isn't the right time for my speech but we need to have a time for a speech. >> the july -- >> on july 7th. >> the july 7th speech. >> and then later in the summer, governor curtain comes to washington a couple of times. it is not until november 2nd that the formal invitation comes. what's the likelihood that lincoln was really was, you know, setting up the invitation so he'd have the appropriate time to be able to make those remarks and that he was thinking through all those months from july until november about what he'd say? >> very good. i'm with you all the way. i try to make the case in my book "lincoln's sword" that we have a good evidence once we look at the right places that lincoln was a very deliberate creator of his own speeches. he didn't say stuff off the top. and herndon describes how he wrote the house divided speech. he says he kept writing little notes t
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2013 9:00pm EST
mccarthy was running against him and don well in new hampshire. hadn't won but got a high percentage of the votes. more than anyone expected. it was after that when bobby kennedy thought there was an opportunity to come into the race. i think the president dropped out of the race for a couple of reasons. i think most importantly he felt and he talked to me a day or two before and harry mcphearson and the rose garden at the white house that he become a divisive force in the united states. that on two major issues on race and on the vietnam war, he had become a point of division. and that there was no way he could get over that and someone koels do it. i remember he said to me once, what do you think will happen if i don't run? i said i think bobby kennedy will get the nomination. which i thought he would react oh, my god. but instead, he said well, what's wrong with that? he said he cares about our great society programs and he'll have a little bit of a honeymoon. i won't have any honeymoon if i run again. >> most biographers paint a lot of tension. >> there was tremendous tension bet
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2013 5:00pm EST
want to draw your attention to the fact that when don mates mentioned jerry trumble, the young baseball player that left a promising career in the majors to enlist in the marine corps, that our president of the american veterans center, jim roberts, has written a rather lengthy article about jimmy trumble. we invite you to go to the espn website, google no legacy, excuse me, the legacy of jimmy trumble on espn. you'll find a lot more detail on this amazing story. so with that said, we're happy to take some questions from the audience. any questions for him? there we go. frank, stand up and speak up. >> i can't hear you. >> what was the most rewarding aspect of your military service? >> the morning after -- >> rewarding aspect of your military service. what is the high point of your military service? >> oh. the high point -- as far as combat went, it was very satisfactory on guam where i managed to kill a few japanese. in fact, whenever i went on patrol, i used a b.a.r. a scout was supposed to use something else, but i didn't want to be out front by mist. i would pick up a b.a.r
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)